Lorenia Salgado-Leos is a Doctoral Candidate in Hispanic Studies at the University of British Columbia. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University and a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation, “Infrastructures of Mobility,” explores 21st century migrancy across the Americas. Informed by works that move through complex topographies, polyrhythmic bonds, and affectively charged en route encounters, her project seeks to engage with the structuring of movement of our times to think through the matrix that ensures a regime of suspended mobilities.

Research Areas

  • Latin American Literature, Culture, and Politics
  • Borders, (Post)Migration, and (Im)Mobility Studies
  • Infrastructures and Social Movements (with a current focus on Haiti, Central America, and the Mexico-United States corridor)
  • Philosophy
  • Posthegemony


Centre for Migration Studies, UBC

Graduate Supervision

Jon Beasley-Murray